2. Recommendations / Requirements before the exam
1. What is a paramedical Exam ?
Along with a basic examination, sometimes additional procedures are required. These procedures may include a blood draw, a resting or stress EKG (Electrocardiogram), a brief questionnaire, or, on occasion, a chest x-ray. You will be informed at the time your appointment is scheduled if your insurance company requires any of the listed procedures or has any special instructions such as a fast. The blood draw, EKG, or any other required procedures are sterile, fast, and quite painless. Any laboratory test results are released directly to the insurance company.
The examination consists of a series of questions about your medical history. These questions include but are not limited to, any illnesses, allergies, medical procedures or tests you may have had. You will need to inform the examiner of the names of any medications you may be taking or have taken in the past. You will also be asked for information concerning physicians you may have seen or hospitals you were a patient at. In addition to the medical history questionnaire, standard measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse are also recorded. Lastly, a collection of a urine specimen often accompanies an exam. There is no undressing required in any of our examinations.